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Introducing Procurious Membership Badges

It’s time to ‘Show Your Colours’ to the world!

Show your colours on Procurious by adding a membership badge

At Procurious we’ve long been encouraging you to share a profile picture with your network.

Today we’re going one step further by announcing our new ‘Membership’ feature – support your professional membership and demonstrate your qualifications by adding a Badge to your profile.

Why? We want you to be proud of your achievement, promote the association and show your accreditation off to other Procurious members.

Vicki Oliver, Marketing Manager at Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, commented on the value of Professional Associations: “Networking is a crucial activity in any professional’s career and being part of a global platform, sharing your knowledge with others and benefitting from the experience of other professionals and business people is immeasurable.

“Display your CIPS credentials with pride to the procurement community and beyond, so key contacts can connect with you and others will join this fast-growing movement.”

If you hold a membership with CIPS, ISM, Procurement Leaders, The Hackett Group or The Faculty Roundtable you can go ahead and add your Badge right away. 

Procurious membership Badges

How to add your Badge

It’s very easy to add a Badge to your Procurious profile. Simply visit your ‘Edit profile’ page and scroll down to the ‘Memberships’ section.

Locate your association from the drop down menu found under the ‘Which memberships do you hold?’ prompt.

All done? Just hit the green ‘Save’ button to make your changes. You’ll be able to see your new Badge in all its glory by visiting your profile page.

New members will also be given the opportunity to complete this step during the registration process.

FAQ

“I’m a member of xxx, can I add a Badge to my profile?”

At the time of writing Badges from the following Associations are available: CIPS, ISM, The Hackett Group, Procurement Leaders and The Faculty Roundtable. We will notify you when more are made available.

“How many Badges can I add?”

We haven’t set a limit, so you are able to make multiple selections. But we encourage you to only add Badges to those associations that are applicable/you belong to.

“Can you add a Badge for my association?”

Of course. We’re always very interested in talking to other associations who show interest in being added to Procurious and having badges developed. To discuss please email: [email protected]

What Are We Doing To Create Communities Of Practice?

Watch the Procurious Big Ideas Panel Discussion on working together to elevate procurement.

The fourth of the Big Ideas Summit panel discussions built on Tania Seary’s keynote speech and the idea of collaboration across the procurement profession. David Noble, Tania Seary, Diego Barilla and Sue Steele discuss what can be done to bring a dispersed community together.

Watch a sample below

From spend entrepreneurship to professional accreditation and certification, the panel threw up some interesting questions and answers and got the wider group thinking about how we can help to map our future.

Procurious members can view the full panel discussion here. Not a member yet? Register for free.

Are Business Costs Too High or Too Low?

Watch the Procurious Big Ideas Panel Discussion on Business Costs.

In the third of the panel discussions from the Big Ideas Summit, Dr Jules Goddard chairs a ‘fishbowl’ discussion where participants are asked to argue both sides of the question, ‘Are business costs too high or too low?’.

Watch a sample below

The panel started with Chris Lynch, Theano Liakopoulou, Chris Sawchuk and David Noble, gradually interchanging the other thought leaders as the discussion progressed. In an often heated environment, a number of hot topics were raised and some great insights released.

Procurious members can view the full panel discussion here. Not a member yet? Register for free.

Procurious Big Idea #29 – Buying The Right Expertise

Murray Chenery, Executive General Manager of Brand for CPA Australia, highlights the importance of having procurement onside as a partner.

Murray, having purchased over $1.8 billion of marketing communication, talks about the importance of procurement as a partner to marketing, but also ensuring that the best marketing expertise is bought, not necessarily the cheapest.

See more Big Ideas from our 40 influencers

Procurious Big Idea #28 – Meeting Suppliers Face-To-Face

Marisa Menezes, Managing Director for The Source, believes that there’s a lot to be gained by conducting face-to-face meetings with your suppliers.

Here Marisa focuses on the hot topic of Supplier Relationship Management and how spending face-to-face time with suppliers and getting to know each other’s organisations can help to build closer relationships.

See more Big Ideas from our 40 influencers